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MEET THE TEAM: CITY TECH COLLABORATIVE

December 22, 2017

Last week, City Digital, a UI LABS collaboration in urban infrastructure innovation, formally announced their merger with Smart Chicago Collaborative, a civic tech organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago. For years, both organizations worked to improve the lives of...

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MANUFACTURING DAY 2017

October 12, 2017

Manufacturing Day began in 2012, with a mission to change the public perception of manufacturing and inspire more students to pursue manufacturing careers. By bringing students and other targeted groups into today’s modern manufacturing facilities, Manufacturing Day helps to dispel...

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HACKING A SOLUTION FOR BETTER STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

June 15, 2017

Data is now streaming on Chicago's Open Data Portal, while free code on GitHub can help other cities relay data from sensors The world’s smartest cities have been fighting to reduce flooded streets and basements by redesigning streetscapes and parkways. Those...

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MIT ALUMNI TALK DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT UI LABS

May 22, 2017

For manufacturing organizations to survive in the 21st century, they don’t just require advanced technology—they need visionary leaders to help them enter the digital age. It’s fitting, then, that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) held...

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I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND IT'S DIGITAL

April 13, 2017

The future of industry will be digital. It’s inevitable, but that doesn’t make it easy. UI LABS was founded to take on grand challenges in this arena: To digitize the U.S. supply chain to make manufacturing more competitive globally, and...

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AUGMENTED REALITY STAKEHOLDERS CONVENE TO MOVE TECHNOLOGY FORWARD

March 15, 2017

Sometimes in the Wild West of rapidly evolving technology, we’re stronger working together than alone. A recent workshop proved that’s the mindset of Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, and Procter and Gamble, which teamed up to lead a discussion of augmented reality...

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MAKING DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ACCESSIBLE

February 1, 2017

In the next 10 years, manufacturers will need to hire for nearly 3.5 million jobs. But because of the growing skills gap, 2 million of those positions could go unfilled. For the United States to maintain its position as a...

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CLEAN ENERGY: CONNECTING THE DOTS

January 3, 2017

Over the past decade, clean energy innovation has come a long way, delivering sizable efficiency gains and cost reduction across the energy spectrum. What technologies hold the greatest promise to continue the trend of increasing effectiveness while prices go down?...

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